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In the novel They do it with Mirrors, Leonard Wylie is a young dentist, whom Miss Marple mentions. Leonard is a dentist, and so was his father. When his father got old, his eyesight became poor, and his hand used to shake, and so the patients preferred to go to Leonard instead. The older Mr Wylie was miserable, and complained that he was no good for anything anymore. So Leonard pretended that he drank more than he should. He always smelt of whisky, and pretended to be fuddled when his patients came. He had hoped that the patients would then go back to his father. However, the patients went to a rival dentist, Mr Reilly, instead.

Miss Marple mentions Leonard Wylie because Edgar Lawson reminds her of him. Like Leonard, Miss Marple found Edgar's behaviour "theatrical" just as she felt that Leonard had overdone his pretense of being drunk.

Leonard Wylie is also mentioned as a village parallel in the film adaptation Murder with Mirrors (1985). There also Miss Marple compared Leonard's act with Edgars and found both tended to overdo their acts and "unconvincing".

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